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Locomotion Models announce D8000 and King George V models

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I'm sure that Locomotion will be able to comment on any views expressed in this thread and elsewhere regarding their pricing policy

Mike, thanks for sharing.

 

Is there an intended "not" missing from that sentence?

 

By the way, the serif font (Italicized Times?) is a bit hard on the eyes. The default sans serif is much more readable.

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"Do the Locomotion".....Old song going though my head when I read this thread  :locomotive:

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"Do the Locomotion".....Old song going though my head when I read this thread  :locomotive:

Yes, but which version of that particularly persistent ear worm?

 

Little Eva, Kylie Minogue, Grand Funk Railroad? I wonder just how many covers it had?

 

Written by the very prolific Goffin-King team in the early 60s music factory around the Brill Building while working for Donny Kirshner.

 

Apparently Carole King recorded it at one time. Fitting since she wrote it.

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Mike, thanks for sharing.

 

Is there an intended "not" missing from that sentence?

 

By the way, the serif font (Italicized Times?) is a bit hard on the eyes. The default sans serif is much more readable.

No, no missing 'not' - I remain sure that they would indeed be able to comment (somehow or other) on their pricing policy for their exclusive models should the need arise but it might not come as a response in this thread and I don't think they would have too much to add to what I said on that aspect.  But note my use of the word 'policy' - that is obviously not the same thing as debating in any way the price of an individual model - that is obviously a commercial decision within their overall policy.

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I bought the Hornby Mag / Bachmann limited edition twin set of D8000 and D8001.

I know it sold out, as I bought one of the very last sets, about 5 yrs ago I think.?

So I won't be in the market for one of the Locomotion models I'm afraid, and neither will any other purchasers of that twin set, possibly.

That said, I'm sure it will sell to collectors again, and sit on a shelf or in a box somewhere. I prefer to run the locos I buy, but everyone to their own I suppose.

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Yes, but which version of that particularly persistent ear worm?

 

Little Eva, Kylie Minogue, Grand Funk Railroad? I wonder just how many covers it had?

 

Written by the very prolific Goffin-King team in the early 60s music factory around the Brill Building while working for Donny Kirshner.

 

Apparently Carole King recorded it at one time. Fitting since she wrote it.

Kylie of course......

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...and of course purchase of some truly awful product from the Stock Aitken Waterman Hit Factory (the "S" fell off the sign) also subsequently did much for railway preservation. Funny old world innit?!

C6T.

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Hi everyone

 

I will be sending emails to everyone who has their name on my list for a Class 20 DCC Ready today.  A delivery is on it's way and hopefully will arrive this morning.  Sound to follow in a couple of weeks.  If you haven't reserved one and don't want to miss out, can you send me a message on here or ring my mobile 07766 785333. (I'm working from home)

 

They will go on the website on Saturday morning and I wanted to sort out all the pre orders first!

 

Cheers

Sandra

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Thanks to Locomotion Models for providing a review sample of D8000 in its gloss finish.

 

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I'm normally averse to gloss finishes but this looks quite fetching in its polished ex-works condition.

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Locomotion Models have also kindly provided an unpowered review sample of the pre-production decorated King George V in its limited edition guise which means an opportunity for you to take a close look at the forthcoming King. It is anticipated that delivery of the model, priced at £159.99 will be available early autumn.

 

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Absolutely stunning. Thanks for those images Andy. Very excited for the Hornby King

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That first photo of the King is I think the only time I've genuinely had to have a proper second look to determine if it's the real one or not- I scrolled past it to get to the photos of the model the first time before something clicked and I went "hang on a minute"- and it still took a second or two to spot the giveaways! I hope they can replicate that paint finish in production, it's something quite special (and like Mr York, I'm not usually a fan of gloss finishes).

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That first photo of the King is I think the only time I've genuinely had to have a proper second look to determine if it's the real one or not- I scrolled past it to get to the photos of the model the first time before something clicked and I went "hang on a minute"- and it still took a second or two to spot the giveaways! I hope they can replicate that paint finish in production, it's something quite special (and like Mr York, I'm not usually a fan of gloss finishes).

 

Made me do a double take, I half expected to see Andy Y on the footplate ;)

 

Hopefully that front NEM socket is removable.

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Made me do a double take, I half expected to see Andy Y on the footplate ;)

 

Hopefully that front NEM socket is removable.

Now would you really want to weather one of these ? This is real Page Three glamour.

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I found this thread quite by accident and by heck that 'King' looks good. Glossy finish always looks best if a model is to be displayed. 

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Those photos remind me of the MRJ 'Loco Portfolios' (IIRC), photo spreads which featured stunning scratch and kit builds by the most highly talented modellers. That really is a very impressive model.

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Ah well, resistance finally crumbled today and again my Western region soft spot asserted itself. Having seen the pics an order for the King has been duly placed. It wont have long to go from Shildon to home.... 

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Wowzers !

Hornby upping their game in response to DJ Models entrance ?

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I gave in and sent a reservation email, hopefully there's still gonna be enough left for my reservation to go through, I really want to see what this model will be like in person.

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I gave in and sent a reservation email, hopefully there's still gonna be enough left for my reservation to go through, I really want to see what this model will be like in person.

Well done!

 

I saw the pre production sample.  Even though it still needed a few tweaks it looked fantastic.  I think you will love it!

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Looks superb. And I like the way Hornby has dealt with the front pony truck and the NEM coupling pocket. Pity Bachmann didn't do something similar for the Modified Hall.

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